How long have you been practicing your skill/trick for?
I've been tricking for about 6-7 years now. I originally was a gymnast and had been competing for 8 years, but I just got to a stage where I wanted somthing different and less structually stiff. So I retired and started Capoeira in search of the crazy tricks that i had seen on a few videos, but I didnt get to train them much and mainly learned the martial arts, music and cultural side of Capoeira. Then I met Morgan Flook at our local Gymnastics Adult Class and he was already training some of the things I wanted to learn, so we started training together, teaching and learning from each other - destined friends and training rivals. At the time the sport wasnt called tricking, we were just coppying all the Capoeira, Wushu, Sports Karate, Taekwondo and breakdancing moves that we were downloading off the internet. In about 2006, we found out the sport was called tricking, but it made little difference, we just kept training and filming and making "samplers" of our footage. We decided to call ourselves "Team E" and we were a pretty big hit in the Global tricking scene seeing as we were one of the first big tricking teams in australia to release a tricking sampler. From then on, we just kept training and innovating and now we are in the present!How often do you train and what does it involve?
I try to train 2-3 times a week. My friends and I will train in the Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club where I work or at the Castle Hill RSL Gymnastics Center where we work on all the combo's and tricks that we have been striving to achieve. There are so many different variations and combinations of tricks already so there is always somthing to work on, yet there is still room for new and inovative tricks which is what I like to devote my time to.
What has been your greatest achievement involving your skill/trick?
Attempting and Landing the E-Flip Gyro at this years 2010 Australian Tricks Gathering was definately the greatest moment I have experienced with this trick as there is always so much anticipation and energy at Tricking Gatherings. Seeing as there were Trickers from Sweden, the UK and NZ at the gathering as well, it made the scene even more epic!What will you do if you win the $5,000?
The 5K will probably be spent on a down payment for a Swedish Air Trampoline that we can use for our classes, students and personal use :DImagine the largest, bounciest jumping castle you have ever been on then multiply it by a thousand!!! perfect for flipping around on! and way safer than a trampoline cause you dont get launched in funny directions at all :P